heart attack???

Discussion in 'Emergencies / Diseases / Injuries and Cures' started by spish, Sep 30, 2010.

  1. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    my big brahma roo was fine when i left for work this morning and fine when i came home hamf an hour ago, ive just been out to feed them and he was 'doing' one of his ladies (as they do...) he stepped off her, crowed, then keeled over, flat on the floor. i rushed over but he was already dead...could it have been a heart attack? im stuck between laughing at the scene surrounding his death, but heart broken at the same time as he was my big cuddly brahma. we lost our other brahma roo a few weeks back to a dog attack so now i have no brahma roos at all [​IMG]((
     
  2. PunkinPeep

    PunkinPeep Chillin' With My Peeps

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    [​IMG] Oh no, i'm so sorry! I guess i might assume heart attack too.

    At least he died happy, right? [​IMG]

    But seriously, sorry for your loss. [​IMG]
     
  3. Judy

    Judy Moderator Staff Member

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    Heart attack is a good possibility. Stroke and aneurysm are two others. No way to be sure without a post, of course. At any rate, it's very unlikely you could have done anything.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  4. herefordlovinglady

    herefordlovinglady It Is What It Is

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    Oh My, that is so sad. But like you said the scenario is a bit comical.

    sounds like it had to be a heart attack. Probably not much you could of done.

    I am so sorry you lots your cuddly brahma. [​IMG]
     
  5. CMV

    CMV Flock Mistress

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    He died with his boots on doing what roosters love to do best. A fitting end.

    Sorry for your loss.
     
  6. gritsar

    gritsar Cows, Chooks & Impys - OH MY!

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    Did he flip on his back by chance? That's a classic sign of a heart attack in chickens I've learned.
    Sorry for your loss.
     
  7. spish

    spish De Regenboog Kippetjes

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    yes he fell on his back, neck/head to one side, wings out to either side and legs straight out at the bottom (imagine making a snow angel, it was that kind of posture) [​IMG]
     
  8. chickhopeful12

    chickhopeful12 Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I am so sorry to hear of this. My Godiva died last week, in a similar matter. All except for the boots on, she was a sweet little girl. Any how, she was fine, eating and drinking, dust bathing with the other girls. I went inside for about an hour and when I went back out, she was on her back with her head tilted. My first thought was her heart too.

    Sorry to hear about your roo. [​IMG]
     
  9. Clay Valley Farmer

    Clay Valley Farmer Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Sorry bout that.

    Least he died happy. I would lock that hen up though before she does in any other roos.
     

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